Otakus & Geeks Holiday Gift Guide 2017

By Justin D Williams

The holiday season is coming closer and it's time to go shopping. However, the big question on everyone's mind is what should I buy this year. What items are must get for my family and me? As every year the staff at Otakus & Geeks are here to help you out. This year we have video reviews, pricing and separate the holiday gift guide by categories such as toys, anime, manga, videogames, tech and much more. Check out this year's Holiday Gift Guide for 2017 from Otakus & Geeks. 

Toys & Apparel

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Nickelodeon's Jojo Siwa Doll:  It’s JoJo with the bow-bow! Sporting her signature oversized yellow bow, this 10-inch JoJo doll sings her hit song “Boomerang!” This beautiful JoJo doll features posable arms and legs and looks just like the JoJo we all know and love! She also comes with a pink microphone and a hairbrush to help young fans brush and style her flowing blonde locks! The Singing JoJo Doll will inspire young girls to be themselves through empowering and uplifting positive play! Price SRP $19.99

Review

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JoJo Siwa Bow Fashion Headphones with built in Microphone: JoJo Siwa Style: The colorful style and design are perfect for being you and rocking out to your favorite tunes. JoJo Siwa Bow: These Jojo Siwa headphones come with a detachable bow and is compatible with other JoJo Bows. In-Line Mic: Answer phone calls with the in-line microphone so you never have to take them off. Quality & Comfort: 40mm drivers deliver quality sound, while the adjustable headband and padded ear cushions provide maximum comfort. Perfect Gift: This will make the perfect gift for any JoJo or music fan. SRP $29.99

Review

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JoJo Siwa CD&G Karaoke Bluetooth Karaoke Machine:  The machine JoJo Siwa CD&G Karaoke Bluetooth Karaoke Machine CD+G Disc compatible bluetooth enabled multi-colored LED light show. Includes one wired microphone, dual jack input for 2nd microphone (not included). Check out the review below. 

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Magformers: What makes Magformers a great educational product. Development of Large & Small Motor Skills: Improve hand-eye coordination with detailed active play; balance and dexterity; physical awareness. Social and Emotional Intelligence: Develop art, music, language, and social skills. Explore creative, imaginative play and role-playing. School Readiness Skills: Develop math, logic, & spatial skills. Enhance language, reading, & writing skills. Science, nature, or exploration Safety MAGFORMERS® use cylindrical neodymium magnets. Because of this unique shape, no matter how they’re connected they always attract. Combine this with their strength and it means shapes can be laid flat on a table and pulled up to form different builds. Magformers® are made to the highest quality. Each geometric magnetic shape is Sonic welded using BPA free HQABS and Neodymium magnets.

Website: http://www.magformers.com/

Watch Magformers In Action

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi : BIG-FIGS 20-Inch Figure Assortment SRP: $19.99 | 3+ years | Available NOW. Straight out of the Star Wars Saga come the JAKKS BIG-FIGS™ Star Wars: The Last Jedi action figures. Each figure stands 18-inches to 20-inches tall, and has seven or more points of articulation. Some of the characters also come with soft goods capes and removable accessories.

Justice League: BIG-FIGS 20-Inch Figure Assortment SRP: $19.99 | 3+ years | Available NOW. Each Justice League BIG-FIGS™ action figure stands 18-inches to 20-inches tall, and has seven or more points of articulation. Seven Super Hero Characters in total. Some of the characters also come with soft goods capes.

 DC™ Toddler Dolls

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SRP: $19.99 | 3+ years | Available NOW  Introduce toddlers to the world of DC with these adorable Super Hero toddler dolls.  Toddlers will enjoy hours of imaginative play full of Super Hero action and crime- fighting adventures with BATGIRL, SUPERGIRL AND WONDER WOMAN! Each doll is dressed in iconic DC outfits with accessories and rooted hair for lots of hair play!

JAKKS Care Package™

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SRP: $39.99 | 3+ years | Available NOW  JAKKS Care Package™, a unique gift for kids created especially to alleviate feelings of being homesick.  Carefully curated with hospitalized children in mind, the JAKKS Care Package™ delivers fun-in- a-box to kids who are away from home for other reasons too, such as a road trip, weekend away, summer camp stay or even at a slumber party.  The JAKKS Care Package™ includes: o Jack, a 12-inch cuddly superhero plush pal that doubles as a pillow o A 21-inch wide and seven-inch tall activity tray with: storage space for kids’ favorite things; a cup holder; and, three dry-erase markers for tabletop doodling fun. The tray is designed to rest comfortably on the laps of children in hospital beds o A projector flashlight that illuminates onto a wall or ceiling (this item not only lights up a dark room, it is intended to alter sterile environments into a magical space of imagination) o A mask and cape for kids to transform into a superhero ready for adventures (the cape can also be used as a blanket)  Available at Amazon

Marvel Spider-Man Mega City Playset

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MSRP: $99.99
Retailers: Mass
Available: Now
Description: Imagine swinging into action and saving the city with SPIDER-MAN! At a towering 46 inches tall – nearly 4 feet! – this playset includes more than 20 features and 5 levels of play, from the subway to the bank vault and PETER PARKER’s secret lab. Hook SPIDER-MAN up to the web zipline and watch as he swings into action to stop villains from using the exploding door to steal money bags from the bank. Kids can launch projectiles and send bad guys to their doom with multiple trap doors and secret passageways, and lock up to 6 villains in web jail!

Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero Powered by Sphero

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Licensee: Sphero
MSRP: $149.99
Retailers: https://shopDisney.com, Mass and Specialty retailers
Available: Now

Join forces with Spider-Man™ and enter the Marvel Universe like never before. This voice interactive Super Hero features hours of entertainment. Embark on missions where you'll take on the city's worst criminals and battle Spidey's most notorious villains. Every decision you make creates a new path forward, so your unique journey will continue to evolve. Spidey's Wi-Fi capabilities allow for new missions, games, stories, jokes, and other content updates. When not fighting bad guys, hang out and strike up some banter with your friendly neighborhood hero. Spidey's reactions and signature snarky attitude are sure to keep you on your toes.

Built with fully animated LCD eyes and motion detection, Spider-Man is as expressive as he is perceptive. Watch him react to people passing by, set him to wake you up, or have him guard your room to stop snooping siblings. The tech in this interactive, immersive, and intellectual Spidey empowers you to be his heroic ally.

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Sonic Classic 8” Plush by TOMY - $14.99 Collect your favorite classic characters! Bring back the 90s with Sonic and his friends. Each high quality 8’’ plush is available in a collectible shiny fabric. Available at GameStop, Toys R Us, Best Buy and Amazon

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Sonic X Mojo Life Face Off Backpack - $29.97 This trendy backpack features original art of Sonic and Knuckles face-to-face. Available at: Amazon

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Sonic Pixelated Snapback Hat -$22.99 Your favorite hedgehog is ready to add some serious style to your everyday look. This pixilated Sonic the Hedgehog snapback hat will show what a true gamer you are. Available at: Spencer’s

Holiday Manga Selections:

SPLATOON, Vol. 1· Rated ‘A’ for All Ages

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MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available December 12th

The Turf Wars have started in Inkopolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner! Based on the hit Nintendo games!

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME –LEGENDARY EDITION–

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Rated ‘A’ for All Ages · MSRP: $17.99 U.S. / $21.99 CAN · Available Now!

Each THE LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY EDITION contains two volumes of the beloved manga series, presented in a deluxe format featuring new covers and color art pieces by Akira Himekawa. In OCARINA OF TIMEthe battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun! A young boy named Link must defeat evil on his long, perilous quest to find the spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, and deliver them to Zelda, princess of the land of Hyrule.

Also available from VIZ Media: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK / A LINK TO THE PAST LEGENDARY EDITION, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: FOUR SWORDS LEGENDARY EDITION, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: ORACLE OF SEASONS / ORACLE OF AGES LEGENDARY EDITION, and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE MINISH CAP / PHANTOM HOURGLASS LEGENDARY EDITION

 CASTLE IN THE SKY PICTURE BOOK

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MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $26.99 CAN · Available December 5th

The legends were true! Somewhere high in the clouds, human beings have again set foot on the floating island of Laputa, for centuries a peaceful, parklike ruin, tended only by its silent, faithful robots. But just behind Pazu and Sheeta are soldiers from the aerial dreadnought Goliath—who have captured Dola and her pirate crew, and are now looting the gold and jewels of the Castle in the Sky for themselves! But the man who guided them there, Muska, has his eyes on power, not money—and he alone knows how to activate the castle’s ancient superweapons that could make him master of the world! Can Pazu and Sheeta stop his sinister plan? Includes scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue from the film.

HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS COLORING BOOK

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MSRP: $16.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN ·  Available Now!

With dozens of beautiful, detailed all-new original illustrations from five talented artists, this stunning coloring book captures the essence of Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends – all waiting to have their world colored in by you! For artists and Sanrio fans of all ages.

POKÉMON ADVENTURES: RED & BLUE BOX SET

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Rated ‘A’ for All Ages · MSRP: $54.99 U.S. / $69.99 CAN · Available Now!

All of your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Set contains POKÉMON ADVENTURES Vols. 1-7 and a color poster!    

MY HERO ACADEMIA · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

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MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available Now!

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Vols. 1-9 are available now!

TOKYO GHOUL: RE, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

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MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Available October 17th

A direct continuation of the bestselling TOKYO GHOUL! The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes…or monsters?!

TOKYO GHOUL ILLUSTRATIONS: ZAKKI

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MSRP: $24.99 U.S. / $33.99 CAN · Available November 21st

TOKYO GHOUL ILLUSTRATIONS: ZAKKI features artwork and behind-the-scenes notes, commentary and ruminations from TOKYO GHOUL series creator Sui Ishida. Discover the creative process that brought the hit manga and anime to life, in gloriously ghoulish full color.

Anime

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Fate/Grand Order - Saber Altria Pendragon Excalibur 8GB USB Flash Drive

From the fan-favorite mobile app game Fate/Grand Order, the Noble Phantasm of the famed Saber-class Servant can now aid you in your own quest! The Altria Pendragon Excalibur Flash Drive keychain is a convenient 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive. Its exterior matches the appearance of the King of Knights’ famous blade and shows your support of Fate/Grand Order.
This device is exclusive to Aniplex+. Don’t miss this chance to order yours today! US $18.98

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©2016 REKI KAWAHARA/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII MEDIA WORKS/SAO MOVIE Project

Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- Limited Edition Blu-ray

The NerveGear, the world’s first dedicated full-dive device developed by the genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba in 2022…a revolutionary machine that opened up infinite possibilities for the world of VR (Virtual Reality). 4 years later…. A next-generation, wearable multi-device called the Augma has been released to compete with the NerveGear’s successor, the Amusphere. A cutting-edge machine boasting the ability to enhance AR (Augmented Reality) to the maximum, the Augma offers a safe, user-friendly experience, as it can be used while the player is awake, making it an instant hit. Its most popular title is an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, “Ordinal Scale (a.k.a. OS).” Kirito is about to join Asuna and the others as an Ordinal Scale player, but they’re about to find out that it isn’t all fun and games…

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© TYPE-MOON/FGO ANIME PROJECT

Fate/Grand Order – Saber Altria Pendragon 1/7 Scale Figure Deluxe Edition

From the fan-favorite mobile app game, Fate/Grand Order!! Saber Altria Pendragon from is now an exclusive 1/7 Scale Figure! This splendid replication of the keyart clearly demonstrates the true magnificence of the King of Knights. Along with Excalibur made with clear parts and a detachable cape, the detail and craftsmanship will make this item a must-have for any collector! The deluxe edition includes a LED light base, a royal crown, and additional facial and arm parts. Please witness the King of Knights in her full glory.

GURREN LAGANN COMPLETE Blu-ray DISC BOX (TV Series & 2 Movies)

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The Blu-ray Box Set will include all 27 episodes of the TV anime as well as both feature-length movies – Childhood’s End- and – The Lights in the Sky Are Stars.

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Anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day- TV Series Complete Blu-ray Box Set

 The box set will include a long-awaited English dub featuring Xanthe Huynh (Sword Art Online, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion-) as Menma, Erica Lindbeck (Your lie in April, ALDNOAH.ZERO) as Anaru, Ray Chase (Charlotte, Final Fantasy XV) as Yukiatsu, Erica Mendez (KILL la KILL, Magi franchise) as Tsuruko, Kaiji Tang (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Poppo and Griffin Burns (Fate/Grand Order -First Order-, Charlotte) as Jintan. The dub is adapted and directed by fan favorite Patrick Seitz, whose incredible adaptation of Your lie in April received much acclaim.

Videogames

WRC7

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WRC 7 is the official World Rally Championship video game, coming this fall for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It ushers in the latest cars, teams and drivers, along with more challenging dynamics and all the official WRC tracks. Take on the dirt, bumps and camber changes with the most authentic WRC game to date. Price: $59.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Available now

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Outcast: Second Contact 

Outcast: Second Contact is the complete remake of the cult title which sparked the open world, action-adventure genre. Take off on an exploration of Adelpha, an alien world as beautiful as it is dangerous, where your heroic journey places the fate of two worlds in your hands. Relive the game or jump in for the first time with new gameplay enhancements while staying true to the original. Available on PC, PlayStation 4, and XBOX One & STEAM

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Nintendo Switch: Super Mario Odyssey Edition

Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. At home the system rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which lets you play with family and friends on a TV in the comfort of your living room. This special bundle includes the Nintendo Switch console, Super Mario Odyssey Full Game Download Code, Nintendo Switch dock in black, and red left and right Joy-Con controllers. Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con that can each act as a standalone controller with an analog stick Includes: Nintendo Switch Console Joy-Con (L) Red Joy-Con (R) Red Joy-Con Straps

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PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console

Spectacular graphics – Explore vivid game worlds with rich visuals heightened by PS4 Pro. Enhanced gameplay – Support for faster frame rates delivers super-sharp action for select PS4 games. One unified gaming community – Compatible with every PS4 game. Play online with other PS4 players with PlayStation Plus. Extraordinary entertainment – With up to 4K streaming and 4K auto-upscaling for video content. Mount not included.

Xbox One X 1TB Limited Edition Console - Project Scorpio Edition

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What’s in the box: Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition 1TB Console, Project Scorpio Edition Wireless Controller, Xbox One X Vertical Stand, 1-month Game Pass subscription trial, 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, HDMI cable (4K capable), and AC Power cable. Games play better on Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. Experience 40% more power than any other console. Custom design console for the biggest fans, “Project Scorpio” inscribed on the console and controller 6 teraflops of graphical processing power and a 4K Blu-ray player provide more immersive gaming and entertainment. Play with the greatest community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network Works with all your Xbox One games and accessories. Great for 1080p screens—games run smoothly, look great, and load quickly.

Tech

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OWC USB-C Travel Dock lets you connect its integrated USB-C cable to a Mac or PC laptop or another computer to utilize its five ports of mobile connectivity from a dock small enough to fit in a pocket. Price $49.99 

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NuGuard Screen Armor: provides incredible scratch, shatter, and impact protection for iPhones and iPads with great functionality that doesn’t impede the display, at a price you’d pay for just a basic screen cover -- for iPhone 7, 4, 5, 6, 6 Plus, SE, iPads and Galaxy S4. 
Price: $1.99 - $33.99 
Info: http://www.newertech.com/kxs/